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-About Jesus: Christian Student vs. Muslim Professor

Friday, April 7th, 2017

     A Muslim college professor insisted in class that it was an ‘academic fact’ that Jesus wasn’t crucified and was never considered to be divine by his disciples. This is what is taught about Jesus in the Quran so it is quite natural that a Muslim teacher would assert that belief but a Christian student […]

-Archaeology: First Century Synagogue Ruins Confirm New Testament Accounts

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

The discovery of a rural synagogue in Galilee dating from the 1st century lends support for the New Testament accounts of Jesus teaching in synagogues. For years scholars have doubted those accounts since it was hard to believe that a Jewish rabbi would allow an itinerate teacher like Jesus to come in an take over […]

-‘Bible Scholars’ Claim: 1 Man and 1 Woman Not Only Marriage Supported in the Bible?

Friday, June 7th, 2013

                                      (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Three College professors of religion in Iowa have recently written an article in the Des Moines Register challenging the perception that the Bible only supports marriage between one man and one woman: “Iowa View: 1 man, 1 woman isn’t the Bible’s only marriage view” The following are two poignant quotes that […]

-New Zealand: Gay Christmas Ad Causing Controversy

Saturday, December 22nd, 2012

It’s Christmas and nearly every activist organization is attempting to further their own agenda at the expense of the popular Christian holiday. For years now atheist organizations have put up billboards of their own pushing their unbelief and attempting to shut down all vestiges of the religious aspects of the holiday on public lands and […]

-Newsweek Comes Out Against Christmas

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

For years the major mainstream news magazines including Newsweek have come out with controversial articles during the major Christian holidays of Christmas and Easter. Usually they would find ‘experts’ on both sides of the issue but lately most have featured diatribes that are slanted heavily against the teachings and beliefs of traditional Christianity. Ironically in […]

-Iran: Authorities Consider Bible a Real Threat?

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

Iranian authorities recently seized and destroyed 6,500 copies of the Bible. It is the latest demonstration of an on-going campaign in Iran to capture and eradicate all Bibles in the country. They consider the book to be a subversive threat against Islam and the very existence of their nation. According to Dr Majid Abhari, adviser […]

-Was The Apostle Paul a Fake and a Spy?

Saturday, December 6th, 2008

(Picture of Spy Museum via Wikipedia) LEXINGTON, VA: – The head of the history department at Virginia Military Institute suggests that the Apostle Paul faked his conversion and was really a spy for the Romans. Col. Rose Mary Sheldon of VMI, presented her thesis last week at the International Spy Museum in Washington DC. It […]

Mark 15:42-47 The Burial of Jesus

Sunday, April 1st, 2007

     Vs. 42 Preparation Day- Friday before sunset was called the day of preparation since food and provisions were prepared ahead of time for the Sabbath (Saturday).      Vs. 43 Joseph of Arimathea was a respected member of the Sanhedrin and a closet follower of Jesus. He was looking for the Kingdom of God and […]

Mark 14:53-65 Jesus On Trial: Before The Sanhedrin

Saturday, January 20th, 2007

Following his arrest, Jesus was taken to the high priest and before a hastily called session of the Sanhedrin.  The trial of Jesus can be divided into two parts- first the religious trial before the Sanhedrin, and second the legal/political trial before Pilate and Herod Antipas (However, the Gospel of Mark does not include the appearance […]

Mark 14:43-52 The Betrayal and Arrest of Jesus

Saturday, December 30th, 2006

     Vs. 43-45  Judas showed up that night with a whole gang of officials and Temple guards fully armed.  He had probably observed Jesus slip away from crowds on numerous occasions and decided to leave nothing to chance.  In the dim light flowing through the orchards on the Mount of Olives at night, it was necessary for Judas to […]